Re: documentation NestWhile

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg71524] Re: documentation NestWhile*From*: "ben" <benjamin.friedrich at gmail.com>*Date*: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 07:05:24 -0500 (EST)*References*: <ejtcsq$i4f$1@smc.vnet.net>

Dear group, I apologize for my post from yesterday: Apparently I was misled by a bug in my program and tought it was due to a mixed-up order of arguments in NestWhile. Sorry for that Ben ben schrieb: > Dear group, > > This is an info about a possible flaw in the documentation of > > NestWhile[f, expr, test, m, max] > > On my machine the order of arguments as above doesn't work, > however > > NestWhile[f, expr, test, max,m] > > is fine. I suppose there is a flow in the manual. > > Bye > Ben > > the doc > > "NestWhile[f, expr, test] starts with expr, then repeatedly \ > applies f until applying test to the result no longer yields True. \ > NestWhile[f, expr, test, m] supplies the most recent m results as > arguments \ > for test at each step. NestWhile[f, expr, test, All] supplies all > results so \ > far as arguments for test at each step. NestWhile[f, expr, test, m, > max] \ > applies f at most max times. NestWhile[f, expr, test, m, max, n] > applies f an \ > extra n times. NestWhile[f, expr, test, m, max, -n] returns the result > found \ > when f had been applied n fewer times." > > My Mathematica > Version Number: 5.2.0.0 > Platform: X